Ashley M.Bailes


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7004

Ashley Bailes's practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. She has worked on matters in a range of industries involving contract disputes, bankruptcy, consumer class actions, trade secrets, and legal malpractice. Ashley has experience in various aspects of pretrial litigation, including legal research, offensive and defensive discovery, motion practice, and depositions.

Ashley represents a variety of pro bono clients and is active in the Firm's Laredo Project. She currently represents a mother and son fleeing violence from their home country in asylum proceedings and has worked on the ground in Laredo, Texas, screening and counseling individuals seeking asylum in the United States.

She serves on Jones Day's Women RRAIN (Retention, Recruiting & Advancing in Networking) committee in Cleveland and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


  • Yazaki successfully resolves automaker lawsuit alleging price-fixing and bid riggingJones Day represented Yazaki Corporation and Yazaki North America, Inc. in successfully resolving a civil antitrust lawsuit brought by an automaker following Jones Day's filing of motions for summary judgment and to exclude the plaintiff's sole expert witness.
  • Charlottesville City Councilors obtain pro bono summary judgment win granting statutory immunity in Charlottesville monument caseJones Day achieved victory on behalf of four Charlottesville City Councilors who voted to relocate the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson statues at the center of the violent rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.
  • ArchEng and Vidaris obtain preliminary injunction against former employee currently working for competitorJones Day, on behalf of ArchEng Holding Company and Vidaris, Inc., obtained a preliminary injunction preventing a former employee from holding essentially the same position with a competitor of Vidaris.
  • M&G debtors confirm chapter 11 plan of liquidation and close sale of Corpus Christi plant for $1 billionOn December 17, 2018, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware entered an order confirming the Third Amended Plan of Liquidation (the "Plan") of Jones Day client M&G USA Corporation and eight of its affiliates (the "M&G Debtors"), which prior to the chapter 11 filing, were, along with their affiliates in Mexico, Brazil and Europe, one of the largest producers of polyethylene terephthalate resin – used for packaging applications – in the world. On December 28, 2018, after receiving antitrust approval, the M&G Debtors closed the sale of their partially constructed manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, (the "Corpus Christi Plant") with a deal value in excess of $1 billion.
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